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 for ((Thrasaetus harpyia
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Harpy \Har"py\ (h[aum]r"p[y^]), n.; pl. Harpies (-p[i^]z). [F.
     harpie, L. harpyia, Gr. "a`rpyia, from the root of "arpa`zein
     to snatch, to seize. Cf. Rapacious.]
     1. (Gr. Myth.) A fabulous winged monster, ravenous and
        filthy, having the face of a woman and the body of a
        vulture, with long claws, and the face pale with hunger.
        Some writers mention two, others three.
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              Both table and provisions vanished quite.
              With sound of harpies' wings and talons heard.
                                                    --Milton.
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     2. One who is rapacious or ravenous; an extortioner.
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              The harpies about all pocket the pool. --Goldsmith.
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     3. (Zool.)
        (a) The European moor buzzard or marsh harrier ({Circus
            [ae]ruginosus).
        (b) A large and powerful, double-crested, short-winged
            American eagle ({Thrasa["e]tus harpyia). It ranges
            from Texas to Brazil.
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     Harpy bat (Zool.)
        (a) An East Indian fruit bat of the genus Harpyia (esp.
            Harpyia cephalotes), having prominent, tubular
            nostrils.
        (b) A small, insectivorous Indian bat ({Harpiocephalus
            harpia).
  
     Harpy fly (Zool.), the house fly.
        [1913 Webster] Harquebus

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eagle \Ea"gle\, n. [OE. egle, F. aigle, fr. L. aquila; prob.
     named from its color, fr. aquilus dark-colored, brown; cf.
     Lith. aklas blind. Cf. Aquiline.]
     1. (Zo["o]l.) Any large, rapacious bird of the Falcon family,
        esp. of the genera Aquila and Hali[ae]etus. The eagle
        is remarkable for strength, size, graceful figure,
        keenness of vision, and extraordinary flight. The most
        noted species are the golden eagle ({Aquila
        chrysa["e]tus); the imperial eagle of Europe ({Aquila
        mogilnik or Aquila imperialis); the American bald eagle
        ({Hali[ae]etus leucocephalus); the European sea eagle
        ({Hali[ae]etus albicilla); and the great harpy eagle
        ({Thrasaetus harpyia). The figure of the eagle, as the
        king of birds, is commonly used as an heraldic emblem, and
        also for standards and emblematic devices. See Bald
        eagle, Harpy, and Golden eagle.
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     2. A gold coin of the United States, of the value of ten
        dollars.
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     3. (Astron.) A northern constellation, containing Altair, a
        star of the first magnitude. See Aquila.
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     4. The figure of an eagle borne as an emblem on the standard
        of the ancient Romans, or so used upon the seal or
        standard of any people.
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              Though the Roman eagle shadow thee.   --Tennyson.
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     Note: Some modern nations, as the United States, and France
           under the Bonapartes, have adopted the eagle as their
           national emblem. Russia, Austria, and Prussia have for
           an emblem a double-headed eagle.
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     Bald eagle. See Bald eagle.
  
     Bold eagle. See under Bold.
  
     Double eagle, a gold coin of the United States worth twenty
        dollars.
  
     Eagle hawk (Zo["o]l.), a large, crested, South American
        hawk of the genus Morphnus.
  
     Eagle owl (Zo["o]l.), any large owl of the genus Bubo,
        and allied genera; as the American great horned owl ({Bubo
        Virginianus), and the allied European species ({B.
        maximus). See Horned owl.
  
     Eagle ray (Zo["o]l.), any large species of ray of the genus
        Myliobatis (esp. M. aquila).
  
     Eagle vulture (Zo["o]l.), a large West African bid
        ({Gypohierax Angolensis), intermediate, in several
        respects, between the eagles and vultures.
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